EVENT: Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America

“Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America”

Click here to register for a discussion of Sheryll Cashin’s groundbreaking new book on race, place, and education

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Friday, May 16, 2014 10:00a.m. -11:30a.m Location: 805 Fifteenth Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington DC 20005

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Spencer Overton, President and CEO, Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies

Moderator: Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D., Vice President and Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies

Panelists: Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity Girardeau Spann, Professor of Law, Georgetown University

Light refreshments will be served

Nearly 60 years have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Brown v. Board of Education case, ruling that segregated public schools were inherently unequal and that minority children deserved equitable education opportunities in desegregated school environments.  While the nation has made uneven progress toward school desegregation, deep disparities persist in educational attainment for many minority and low-income children, and a growing body of research suggests that segregated schools reinforce these inequities. To commemorate the Brown decision, as well are re-examine the relationship between race, place, and opportunity, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is pleased to host a discussion of a new, groundbreaking book by Georgetown University Law Professor Sheryll Cashin, Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America. You are invited to participate in this discussion, which will be held at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Books will be available for sale at the event.

Registration will close Monday, May 12, 2014

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